Seeking advice and selling

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  1. SarahLynnWoods

    SarahLynnWoods New Member

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    I have this bike to sell, but I am not a cyclist (it was my sister's, she passed away last January), so I don't know how to price it. It's a large frame, I know that much, my sister was over 6 feet tall.

    I did some Craigslist and FB Marketplace searches on "Specialized Allez" and found prices between $250-1000. I don't know the age of this bike, but I believe it is at least 8 years old, maybe older (quite certain she didn't buy it after 2010). Open to advice (and maybe offers?)

    Sorry the photos are all sideways, no idea why they uploaded that way.

    Thanks so much!

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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Going by the quill stem, I'd say you're looking more at the $250 end than the $1000 end.

    It'd be easier to figure out the year and approximate value if you'd be able to get a model name and number off the components on the bike.
    Shift/brake levers are Shimano, and should follow on with "105", "ultegra" etc.
    So have a closer look at shift/brake levers, derailers, cranks, brakes and hubs.
    Post back with any names and numbers you can find.
     
  3. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    My 2-Cents ...

    The crank looks to be an 8-speed Shimano crank, so one can surmise that because of the Quill stem which dabac noted that the shifters are probably 8-speed ... which probably makes it a pre-1998 bike ....

    It appears to be in very-good to excellent condition, so if you are not inclined to keep-and-ride the bike then $250 should possibly be the minimum you should accept because you can probably get that much if you were to part-out the components & sell them separately from the frame & wheels.

    The crank/shfiters/etc. may be among the relatively RARE iterations of the 105 group AND could be subsequently sold as such.​
     
  4. SarahLynnWoods

    SarahLynnWoods New Member

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    Alfang and Dabac, thank you so much! Here are some photos that may answer some of your questions (I hope). I really appreciate your input!
     
  5. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    The shifters are 9-speed Shimano Ultegra … presumably, 6503 since the crankset has a Triple Chainring setup which appear to be Shimano 9-speed Ultegra rings.

    The 9-speed Ultegra shifters are BETTER than the 8-speed 105 shifters, but they are not uncommon.​

    The third picture shows the bracket for a cycling computer.

    It appears that the seatpost is a RITCHEY, and it would probably have been a replacement for the original if the original might not have been long enough for your sister.

    The combined, separated value of the parts & frame & wheels is (still) worth more than $250, IMO.
     
  6. SarahLynnWoods

    SarahLynnWoods New Member

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    Thank you so very much! Just for the heck of it, I'm going to ask for $500 and see what happens. Thanks again, you've been immensely helpful.
     
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